Alternative Education

Shasta County Office of Education provides support and services for students in court schools. Incarcerated youth receive support in the the Shasta County Juvenile Court School. Services include a general education teacher, part-time support from a Resource Specialist to ensure students’ IEP goals and services are met and from 2 para-educators to ensure a low staff to student ratio. Individualized programs are developed and students have the opportunity to participate in Shasta-Trinity ROP courses. All students have access to a wide variety of educational technology and online applications for credit advancement or recovery.

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Mary Lord - Director of Alternative Education
Phone: 225-0360


Independent Study

Shasta County Independent Study Charter School (SCISCS) is an alternative to conventional educational settings, allowing students to complete coursework independently under the supervision of a credentialed teacher. Students meet individually with an assigned teacher a minimum of one time per week. SCISCS is voluntary and provides the flexibility to meet students’ specific needs, interests and learning styles. Our Independent Study teachers utilize State and district-adopted curriculum to insure students meet or exceed California graduation requirements. Instruction is offered at two locations in Redding—one on the Shasta College campus, the other at 1524 Magnolia Ave.

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Mary Lord - Director of Independent Study
Phone: 225-0163

Local Control Accountability Program Goals

College and Career
Facilities
Career Coach
Individual Learning
Common Core Alignment
Teacher Effectiveness

Expelled Youth
District Coordination
County-Wide Plan

Engagement
ROP Classes
Work Study
Counseling Services
Attendance Monitoring

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Accountability & Accreditation

WASC Self Study

WASC Self Study

In 2017, our programs conducted a rigorous self-study to earn a six year accreditation by a Western Association of Schools and Colleges visitation team. As a result of this accreditation, credits earned in our Community, Independent Study, and Court programs are accepted and transferable by schools throughout the state.

Self Study Report

WASC PowerPoint Presentation

SARC

Scholarships and Colleges

Our students have many higher education opportunities through concurrent college enrollment. Additional scholarship and institution information is available on the Youth Support pages.

School Plans

Parent Notifications

Forms

Our Mission

To develop educated, socially responsible citizens.

Our Vision

A safe, caring, supportive environment where academic and behavioral excellence is achieved through respect and cooperation among staff, students and parents/guardians.

Our Beliefs
  • We believe that all students in our community school will graduate from high school prepared to obtain a high-skilled, high wage career.
  • We believe that students need to be prepared for to real world occupations and careers, including having the opportunity to earn certifications and college credits while in high school.
  • We believe that students in an alternative program benefit from individualized instruction that allows for a program designed for their individual needs and one-on-one or small group interaction with an instructor.
  • We believe that making learning relevant to students will results in greater engagement in the educational process.
  • We believe that using instructional technology to provide access to course materials enhances student’s ability to be self-directed and to assume responsibility for their progress towards graduation.

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Educational Opportunities

Shasta County Juvenile Court School

The Shasta County Juvenile Court School (SCJCS) serves youth who are wards of the court.

Students remanded to the Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility attend the SCJCS operated by the Shasta County Office of Education. Frequently called Richard B. Eaton, interagency support is coordinated to assure the academic and social-emotional needs of students are met. Our program provides 1.4 teachers, a .4 RSP Teacher and 2 para-educators for small group, individualized instruction and after school programming. The program is increasing graduation rates and students are making significant progress towards credit recovery while receiving the support necessary to rectify their behaviors.

This program is very restrictive with boundaries that are clearly delineated by Juvenile Probation. The SCJCS is located in the Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility secure facilities and is supervised by probation staff.

Career Technical Education

Shasta County Office of Education is committed to providing Independent Study students continued career and technical education opportunities. Career and technical education programs offer students skill acquisition through dynamic hands on learning experiences and applied academic knowledge, preparing them to assume adult roles and responsibilities, becoming productive, contributing members of society.

Experiential Work Program

The experiential work program offers students the opportunity to engage in worksite learning at various businesses and community agencies. The EWP program goes beyond the typical job shadow, allowing students to work side by side with other employees as non-paid student interns. To gain credit students enrolled in the EWP program must complete a minimum of one, two-hour visit to the host site per week, over a four-week period. For more detailed information on the EWP program please read the EWP Information Letter. To obtain an EWP Interest Form please contact your teacher, or Austin Preller at Pathways Community School (530) 225-0360.

Career and College Events and Certification Course

Throughout the year career and college events are available to students to attend including Shasta College preview day (Fall), Chico State campus Visit (spring), and Employability Day (Spring). Certification courses are available to interested students and include CPR/First Aid, Food Handlers, and Drivers Ed.

Web Based Resources

There are a variety of web-based resources that are utilized in the classroom that can also be explored at home. Below are the links to career and college readiness web-based programs.

California Career Zone

California Colleges

Career Choices

My 10 Year Plan

For more information on any of our CTE programs please contact Austin Preller at Pathways Community School (530) 225-0360.

Shasta County Independent Study Charter

Independent Study is an instructional program allowing students to complete coursework independently under the supervision of a credentialed teacher. Students meet individually with an assigned teacher a minimum of one time each week. The program is voluntary and provides the flexibility to meet individual student needs, interests and learning styles. The Independent Study teachers utilize state and district-adopted curriculum to ensure the students meet all state and district graduation requirements. Instruction is offered at two locations; Magnolia Independent Learning Center located at 1644 Magnolia Avenue in Redding, and Shasta Independent Learning Center located on the Shasta College campus.

How to Enroll

Call 225-0163 to make an initial appointment to:

  • Complete an enrollment packet
  • Complete academic assessment for placement in English and Math
  • Schedule weekly dates and times for Independent Study sessions

Locations

Magnolia Independent Learning Center

MILC is conveniently located in the downtown area, next door to Shasta County Office of Education at 1644 Magnolia. RABA transportation is within 100 yards and ample parking is available.

Shasta Independent Learning Center

Shasta Independent Learning Center (SILC) is located on the beautiful Shasta College campus. RABA buses offer transportation to Shasta College. To view the Shasta College website, click here: Shasta College. A map of the college can be found here: Shasta College location.

Career Technical Education

Shasta County Office of Education is committed to providing Independent Study students continued career and technical education opportunities. Career and technical education programs offer students skill acquisition through dynamic hands on learning experiences and applied academic knowledge, preparing them to assume adult roles and responsibilities, becoming productive, contributing members of society.

Experiential Work Program

The experiential work program offers students the opportunity to engage in worksite learning at various businesses and community agencies. The EWP program goes beyond the typical job shadow, allowing students to work side by side with other employees as non-paid student interns. To gain credit students enrolled in the EWP program must complete a minimum of one, two-hour visit to the host site per week, over a four-week period. For more detailed information on the EWP program please read the EWP Information Letter. To obtain an EWP Interest Form please contact your teacher, or Austin Preller at Pathways Community School (530) 225-0360.

Career and College Events and Certification Course

Throughout the year career and college events are available to students to attend including Shasta College preview day (Fall), Chico State campus Visit (spring), and Employability Day (Spring). Certification courses are available to interested students and include CPR/First Aid, Food Handlers, and Drivers Ed.

Web Based Resources

There are a variety of web-based resources that are utilized in the classroom that can also be explored at home. Below are the links to career and college readiness web-based programs.

California Career Zone

California Colleges

Career Choices

My 10 Year Plan

For more information on any of our CTE programs please contact Austin Preller at Pathways Community School (530) 225-0360.

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